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Was Shakespeare an Essex Man?: Shakespeare Lecture

JONATHAN BATE

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 162, 2008 Lectures

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264584
eISBN:
9780191734069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264584.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture presents the text of the speech about William Shakespeare's involvement in the 1601 rebellion of the Earl of Essex delivered by the author at the 2008 Shakespeare Lecture held at the ... More


Armed Address: The Elizabethan Tournament

Gabriel Heaton

in Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments: From George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213115
eISBN:
9780191707148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213115.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter is concerned with entertainments in the Elizabethan tiltyard and the opportunities such occasions provided for performers to take on chivalric personae that sent nuanced messages to the ... More


The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

R. B. Wernham

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The defeat of the Spanish Armada did not put an end to Spanish sea power, nor to Spain's ambitions in northern Europe. By the mid-1590s, Spain had recovered from the disaster of 1588, and the renewed ... More


Diana's Justice: Essex, Nonsuch, and Hampton Court

Hester Lees-Jeffries

in England's Helicon: Fountains in Early Modern Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230785
eISBN:
9780191696473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230785.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the relationship between Ben Jonson's play The Fountaine of Selfe-Love and the Earl of Essex. It argues that, as well as being a satire on court frivolities, Jonson's play used ... More


The Essex Rising and the 1601 Parliament

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Queen Elizabeth I and the Privy Council were growing increasingly worried about the disgraced Earl of Essex's intentions and they knew how close Lord Mountjoy's connections with him had been. Towards ... More


A Shakespearian ‘Machiavellian Moment’,1595–1660:An Overview

Hugh Grady

in Shakespeare, Machiavelli, and Montaigne: Power and Subjectivity from Richard II to Hamlet

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199257607
eISBN:
9780191717796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257607.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Five plays composed by Shakespeare between 1595 and 1600 — the so-called Henriad (Richard II, 1Henry IV, 2 Henry 4, and King Henry V) and Hamlet — form a distinct cluster in Shakespeare's dramatic ... More


Essex and the ‘popish plot’

Alexandra Gajda

in Doubtful and dangerous: The question of succession in late Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719086069
eISBN:
9781781707883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086069.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

On 8 February 1601 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, processed into London declaring that he was taking urgent action to prevent a ‘popish plot’ by his enemies to sell the Crown of England to ... More


An Army for Ireland

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

England's principal concern for much of 1599 was with Ireland, where the truce made by Queen Elizabeth I's general, the Earl of Ormonde, with the rebel Hugh Tyrone had expired on June 7, 1598. Tyrone ... More


Essex in Ireland

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The Earl of Essex left London on March 27 and reached Dublin on April 14. Reports from Ireland reached Essex about the weak state of the army and the corruption in its supply services. The first ... More


The Sack of Cadiz

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In the end, Queen Elizabeth I of England was persuaded to relent and allow the expedition to sail under the command of Lord Admiral Charles Howard and the Earl of Essex. The English troops were all ... More


The Islands Voyage and the 1597 Armada

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Whether or not the Earl of Essex sincerely intended attempting to burn the Spanish Armada in Ferrol, circumstances soon made such an enterprise impracticable. After the expedition finally left ... More


Over by Winter? Edgehill and Turnham Green

Malcolm Waniclyn

in The Warrior Generals: Winning the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113082
eISBN:
9780300168419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113082.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the battle between the king's army and the vanguard of Essex. The marches of the king's army after leaving Shrewsbury seem to have been grounded in the belief that the Earl of ... More


Plans and Preparations for 1597

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The alarms of the autumn of 1596 had made it abundantly clear that purely defensive action could not provide adequate answers to the threat of seaborne invasion from Spain. Such a threat was the only ... More


The Aftermath of Cadiz

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The first reports to reach England about the actions of the Cadiz expedition had raised high hopes. On July 18 off Dover eight or nine Dutch merchantmen, that had got away from San Lucar on June 24 ... More


The Parting of the Ways

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Upon his return, the Earl of Essex met with much friendly sympathy from his fellow Councillors and peers, including Lord Admiral Charles Howard, as well as almost undiminished adulation from the ... More


Gales and Frustrations

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The fleet that assembled in the Downs during the latter half of June 1597 was made up of sixteen of Queen Elizabeth I's ships, including thirty-three flyboats to carry the 4,000 troops levied in ... More


The Making of Writing in Renaissance England: Re-thinking Authorship Through Collaboration

Alan Stewart

in Renaissance Transformations: The Making of English Writing 1500-1650

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638734
eISBN:
9780748651573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638734.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter presents a different view of how writing was created, where a group of friends, scribes, secretaries, and friends not only advised, researched, and copied out the written works, but also ... More


Elizabeth I and Court Patronage

Richard A. McCabe

in 'Ungainefull Arte': Poetry, Patronage, and Print in the Early Modern Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198716525
eISBN:
9780191787744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716525.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Poetry

This chapter considers the ways in which female sovereignty impacted upon traditional modes of patriarchal patronage, reducing male courtiers to the status of ‘threshold patrons’. It compares ... More


Parliament's Lost Opportunities, April–July 1643

Malcolm Waniclyn

in The Warrior Generals: Winning the British Civil Wars

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300113082
eISBN:
9780300168419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300113082.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the Parliament's lost opportunities of the period of April–July 1643 in England. The 1643 campaigning season for the two field armies began in the early spring. For the first ... More


How Margaret Hoby Read her De Mornay

Julie Crawford

in Mediatrix: Women, Politics, and Literary Production in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198712619
eISBN:
9780191780936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712619.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that Margaret Hoby’s intently sociable reading practices in turn-of-the-century, recusant Yorkshire were a form of activism. The forms of reading Hoby recorded in her diary and in ... More


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